Building construction begins on GM/LG battery plant

Building construction begins on GM/LG battery plant

Ultium Cells LLC in Ohio will make battery cells for future General Motors Vehicles.

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Lordstown, Ohio – Steel construction began Wednesday at the Ultium Cells LLC battery cell manufacturing facility in Lordstown. Ultium Cells LLC is a joint venture between General Motors and LG Chem that will mass-produce Ultium battery cells for electric vehicles and create more than 1,100 new jobs in Northeast Ohio. Since May 2020, ground has been broken and concrete footings have been poured at the facility. Steel construction at Ultium Cells LLC will continue into fall 2020.

“We are excited about the progress that our team has made, and we look forward to the finished product – a nearly 3 million-square-foot plant,” said Ken Morris, vice president of Autonomous and Electric Vehicle Programs. “Our joint venture with LG Chem will allow us to produce advanced battery cells in Lordstown, with the goal of reducing battery costs to accelerate EV adoption and ultimately benefit customers.”

Despite the pandemic, product development work on GM’s future EV and AV portfolios continues to progress at a rapid pace.